So it’s been two weeks since I published my Novelette ‘Paradise’. This is pretty much how it went down:-
2) Sent text to editor. Got back many helpful comments, most of which I agreed with (yes, I know I am sentimental and verbose, Mr Ed, thanks for reminding me…).
3) Got corrected text back from the editor, went through text and accepted most of the changes.
4) Realised whilst going through the editors comments that there were still areas of the book that needed work. Spent the next week completing the work (something strange happened when I got it back from the editor, I was somehow more detached, more objective, more able to criticise it).
5) Set a date for release on Amazon.
6) Procrastinated for two days.
7) Published on Amazon (really rather easy, particularly if you use Scrivener).
8) Broadcast the release on this blog and through twitter.
9) Got two (count them, that’s two) sales on the first day.
10) Felt very happy for the first day (woo hoo, two sales!).
11) Got first review of the book (she loved it!), felt even happier check it out .
12) Checked Amazon sales figures every day, at least once, praying every time that more sales would appear.
13) Repeated number 12.
Do you see a pattern? Checking for sales has become an obsession, but the thing is that if no one knows the book is out there then no one will buy it. So the next major task is to market the darned thing! Hey ho, back to work then…..
Eat, sleep, write, edit, social media, market, repeat (is that a song lyric?).